The Mommy Post! Think Variety, Think Color....
It's very interesting the way our children think. The question out of my 5 year old's mouth at every meal I serve is, "Mom, what is that good for?" He always wants to know what color fruit or vegetable is good for what body part or what it does in our bodies.
I can't blame him for being inquisitive and actually it puts a smile on my face to know that it matters that much to him. He recently got glasses this week, and the question that came was, "Why do I need glasses if I eat so many carrots?" This came from a day when I told him that orange vegetables were good for your eyes. We eat a variety of colors for this reason and my kids make sure that when we have one color for lunch, we have another color for dinner.
Here are some tips for you to help you teach your children about variety and help engage them in colors along with variety when it comes to your fruit and vegetable servings.
- Bring them to the grocery store with and have them pick a fruit or vegetable in every color from the rainbow.
- Have your child pick the colors you eat for each meal.
- Create fruit salads with variety of colors: fruit salads and vegetable salads.
I found this website that everyone with children should know about. It is Fruits and Veggies More Matters. It is great for tips on how to add variety with color to your diet, as well as information on what nutrients are in what colors. If you are struggling with variety, check out the color list and start eating from each category!
You will be surprised how that helps with your nutrition and aids in your weight loss!
Have a great weekend!